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Top 24 Diplomas in Nursing 2019

Enrolling in a diploma program is beneficial to a wide range of individuals, from those just embarking on their higher education journey to those established in careers. Students working towards a diploma will generally find that they leave their schooling with a good balance of knowledge learned in the classroom and hands-on experience.

What is a diploma in nursing? These programs help to prepare students for what could be extremely satisfying and rewarding work in the field of nursing. Diploma seekers cultivate their desire to help others through the completion of courses with a general focus on health and wellness, confidentiality, privacy and workplace safety. Sometimes specific areas of nursing, such as rehabilitation and community, are included in the course selection.

Graduates with this diploma will likely find benefits both outside of their jobs and at work, thanks to learning how to communicate and work effectively with patients and other professionals. They may also develop skills to keep accurate patient records and use and understand medical terminology.

One of the most appealing aspects of choosing to earn a diploma is that the shorter one- to two-year time frame can oftentimes equal a smaller price tag. With programs offered at a variety of institutions, including community colleges, technical schools and universities, the price can vary depending on the school and program chosen.

Those earning a diploma in nursing may choose to explore careers as nursing assistants, healthcare aides or members of the patient-care staff within a facility. Graduates may find careers within home healthcare facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, group shelters or private residences. For those wanting to acquire further education, this diploma is the perfect stepping stone to other advanced degrees. With additional training and education, graduates could continue on to become registered nurses.

Prospective students striving to earn a diploma have many options when deciding where to pursue their studies. While some may look to traditional school settings, others may find that one of the many online programs offers greater flexibility for their already demanding schedules. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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24 Results in Nursing

University CEU - Cardenal Herrera

The Knowledge of a second language, in the specific case of this Pathway to Nursing, the Spanish language, confers the student a higher level of working competence and a ... [+]

What Makes Us Different?

1. Bilingual training English/Spanish

The Knowledge of a second language, in the specific case of Nursing Studies, the English language, confers the student a higher level of working competence and a higher level of competitiveness and opportunities on the labor market, being increasingly more globalized, as well as English being a basic mean of communication. The new Nursing Group in English will facilitate our students access to studies at foreign universities, profiting from scholarships such as Erasmus, Overseas and international agreements. Likewise, the training in English will advance the utilization of scientific documentation and academic material in said language, permitting the students to develop themselves with utmost rigor within the area of Nursing, being in constant evolution and mainly published in English.... [-]

Spain Moncada
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Open Colleges

This Diploma of Nursing course has a strong practical focus, which will prepare you to work as a qualified Enrolled Nurse. It’s also the only qualification that can lead ... [+]

Diploma of Nursing

Welcome to your Diploma of Nursing! If you want to build a career that’s meaningful, that fills you with a sense of purpose and provides diverse job opportunities, this Diploma course is for you.

Course description How will you benefit?

This Diploma of Nursing course has a strong practical focus, which will prepare you to work as a qualified Enrolled Nurse. It’s also the only qualification that can lead you to becoming registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse, upon successful completion.

By studying this Diploma, you’ll:

Enjoy the flexibility of classroom-based learning combined with online study and practical clinical placement Study abroad in attractive, world-class destinations (Perth and Adelaide) Obtain a nationally-recognised Australian nursing qualification Be eligible for the Diploma to Degree Pathway Be connected with respected employers looking right now for nursing students just like you What will you learn? ... [-]
Australia Australia Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
18 months
Online & Campus Combined
Vancouver Career College

Vancouver Career College’s Practical Nursing Diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions. The program i ... [+]

Practical Nurses work in concert with fellow healthcare specialists in settings like acute care wards, private homes, public schools and long-term care facilities. Vancouver Career College’s Practical Nursing Diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions. The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse.

The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia. Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices. Courses combine both classroom learning and lab work, as well as clinical placements. During this supervised hands-on training, students gain experience in facilities dealing with acute care, gerontology and community medical care. At the end of the supervised learning, students participate in a preceptorship and job search training, to help transition them from student to graduate.... [-]

Canada Burnaby Abbotsford
September 2019
Full-time
52 weeks
Campus
Gateway College

This 45-week Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice program is designed to prepare Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to adapt to Canadian health care setting comb ... [+]

Program Overview

This 45-week Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice program is designed to prepare Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to adapt to Canadian health care setting combining theory and skills based on the entry-level competencies for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics. Furthermore, it will help learners to advance the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to function effectively as Health Care Assistants (HCAs), LPN and/or RN as well as to develop critical thinking skills and acquire knowledge in becoming a culturally competent nurse while providing care. It will also prepare IENs for Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN), Additional Assessment, National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).... [-]

Canada Vancouver
January 2020
Full-time
45 weeks
Campus
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

Make a difference in the lives and well-being of children and families while advancing your career with our PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) ... [+]

Make a difference in the lives and well-being of children and families while advancing your career with our PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN). Communities have diverse needs and challenges – and we’ve designed a programme that will prepare you to meet them.

As a health visitor, you will have the opportunity to serve the common good on a daily basis, promoting better health at an individual, group and community level. And at GCU, you’ll get a world-class education from an institution with a long history of training in the field.

We’ll help you develop the skills you need for effective and efficient care, with a child- and family-centered approach that empowers providers and patients alike. With a focus on preventive and anticipatory care, you’ll take on a unique role in health service, collaborating with and encouraging new parents and their families.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

Practical Nursing is designed to prepare individuals to work in nursing situations which are relatively stable and unchanging. They are also prepared to assist experience ... [+]

Practical Nursing is designed to prepare individuals to work in nursing situations which are relatively stable and unchanging. They are also prepared to assist experienced registered nurses and physicians in nursing situations that are complex and changing. Individuals considering enrollment or currently enrolled in the nursing program should be aware that prior felony convictions may prohibit eligibility for licensure upon completion of the program.

Students should be aware they may need to travel a distance for clinical experience and that some clinical experiences will be scheduled during evening/night hours and weekends. Drug testing may be required by individual agencies. Criminal background checks and adult/dependent abuse checks will be required for all incoming students.... [-]

USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
CDI College

The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed ... [+]

Practical Nurses work in concert with fellow healthcare specialists in settings like acute care wards, private homes, public schools and long-term care facilities. CDI College’s Practical Nursing diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions.

The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC). Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices.

Courses combine both classroom learning and lab work, as well as clinical placements. During this supervised hands-on training, students gain experience in facilities dealing with acute care, gerontology and community medical care. At the end of the supervised learning period, students participate in a preceptorship and job search training, to help transition them from student to graduate.... [-]

Canada Surrey Richmond
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
James Cook University Online

James Cook University’s Online Graduate Diploma of Nursing will equip you with the critical thinking skills and theoretical knowledge to apply advanced nursing concepts i ... [+]

Course Duration: 16 months part-time* Course Fees: $2,600 per subject. FEE-HELP is available. Course Study Periods: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Oct Course Subjects: 8 Majors: Leadership and Management, Education

*Duration depends on Recognition of Prior Learning

Course introduction

Ready to embrace advanced practice?

James Cook University’s Online Graduate Diploma of Nursing will equip you with the critical thinking skills and theoretical knowledge to apply advanced nursing concepts in the clinical setting. This online course will prepare you to lead the nursing practice and optimize patient outcomes in a hospital setting.

Australia’s health system is changing to meet more demand than ever before.... [-]

Australia Australia Online
September 2019
Part-time
16 months
Online
Southern Cross University (Online)

Enhance your nursing practice with specialised mental health skills. Study an online postgraduate mental health nursing course with Southern Cross University’s internatio ... [+]

Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing online Fulfils the educational requirement to becoming a credentialed MH Nurse. Accredited by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) Developed against the latest industry standards. 100% online study; shift-work friendly. Basic Information Duration: 16 months, part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: January, March, April, July, August, October Fees: $2300 per unit Units: 8 Accreditation: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) Enhance your nursing practice with specialised skills

Study an online postgraduate mental health nursing course with Southern Cross University’s internationally recognised School of Health and Human Sciences. The Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing will build your understanding of how to effectively respond to people experiencing a range of mental health challenges.... [-]

Australia Australia Online
September 2019
Part-time
16 months
Online
Stenberg College

Practical Nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada. Practical Nurses deliver care as part of a primary health care team and work in public and private facili ... [+]

Practical Nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada. Practical Nurses deliver care as part of a primary health care team and work in public and private facilities. You’ll be a valued member of the team, qualified to administer medication, assess and monitor patients, assist in rehabilitation activities, educate clients regarding health-related issues and more.

Over the course of this program, students will: Demonstrate the knowledge base, skills, and attitudes consistent with industry expectations for entry-level employment – graduates will be able to meet the baseline competency (Entry to Practice) requirements and standards of practice set out by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) Confidently perform clinical functions such as accurate diagnostic tests, up-keeping patient charts and adhering to proper disposal, disinfectant and sterilization techniques Learn general clerical functions such as proficient typing, data entry, scheduling and billing Be prepared to excel in the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Licensing Exam Facts Duration: 74 weeks, including 664 hours of practicum Delivery Method: In-class Language: English Intakes: February, June, and October Credential Awarded: Diploma Program ... [-]
Canada Surrey
October 2019
Full-time
74 weeks
Campus
Sunway University

Our Diploma in Nursing ensures that students acquire skills in treating, rehabilitating, counseling and educating patients, their families and the community. They work as ... [+]

The nursing profession offers many employment and career opportunities. In Sunway University, we prepare our students for a diverse and rewarding profession that combines compassion with the latest healthcare technology.

Our Diploma in Nursing ensures that students acquire skills in treating, rehabilitating, counseling and educating patients, their families and the community. They work as members of the healthcare team in providing holistic care to patients. This program ensures that Sunway University nursing graduates emerge as professionals who are capable, caring and knowledgeable when treating those in need of assistance.

The theory and practical assessments will be conducted in each semester throughout the 3-year program. Students are required to pass the Sunway University final year examination before they can sit for the Malaysian Nursing Board Registration Examination.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
International Career Institute

Nursing & Patient Care Assisting paves the way for a profession that is very rewarding in every aspect. You will be able to help people who are in need and have a sat ... [+]

Course Outline: What You Will Cover

Nursing & Patient Care Assisting paves the way for a profession that is very rewarding in every aspect. You will be able to help people who are in need and have a satisfying career in return. The following units comprise the course:

Course Units

1 Health and Wellness

What is health and wellness Health determinants Behaviour of ill people Promoting health

2 Rehabilitation Nursing

The meaning of rehabilitation The multidisciplinary team Practices in rehabilitation nursing

3 Community Nursing

What is community nursing Community nurse’s roles Community health and the family

4 Support Services in the Community

Traditional services Other support services ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
E-Careers

The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification, equivalent to A Level, which allows people to go on and study at University when they previously didn’t ha ... [+]

What is Access to HE?

The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification, equivalent to A Level, which allows people to go on and study at University when they previously didn’t have the relevant qualifications needed to do so. Access to HE courses are available in a wide range of different subjects and are widely recognized by UK Universities.

How can I pay?

The tuition fee for this course is up to £3,384 and if you are 19 or over, you can take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay the fees. You pay nothing upfront and you don’t start repaying the loan until you are earning over £21,000 a year, which will then start low monthly repayments. However, if you progress to University and pass your related course, you can have the course absolutely free with your Advanced Learner Loan being written off. You should apply for your loan after the College has issued you with a Learning & Funding Letter.... [-]

United Kingdom Slough UK Online
August 2019
Full-time
18 months
Online
Capstone College

The Chiropractic Assistant/Physical Therapy Aide Program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills and work habits required for entry-level employment as a P ... [+]

Program Description

The Chiropractic Assistant/Physical Therapy Aide Program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills and work habits required for entry-level employment as a Physical Therapy Aide or Clinical Chiropractic Assistants. The program prepares students to efficiently perform the clinical and administrative tasks of assisting a Registered Physical Therapist, Chiropractors, and other Physical Rehabilitation professionals in a variety of settings.

Occupational Objectives

Graduates of the Chiropractic Assistant/Physical Therapy Aide Program will be able to perform the following duties under a licensed supervisor: patient care applying a variety of modalities, front office, ordering supplies, maintaining patient records and communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare providers, assisting with the patient’s recovery, and helping make therapy sessions productive for all patients in this rewarding healthcare industry. There is a bright outlook for Physical Therapy Aides in today’s job market according to O*Net Online. Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years and will have large numbers of job openings. The Projected growth in employment 2010-2020 for Physical Therapy Aides and Chiropractic Assistant will grow much faster than average at 29%. The Standard Occupational Classifications for these job titles and other associated titled descriptions can be found in the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net S.O.C. #31-2022.00. According to O*Net Online the sample of reported job titles include: Physical Therapy Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Aide (PT Aide), Physical Therapy Technician, Rehabilitation Aide, Physical Therapist Aide (PTA), Physical Therapist Technician, Rehabilitation Technician, Restorative Aide (RA), Clinical Rehabilitation Aide, and Physical... [-]

USA Pasadena
September 2019
Full-time
825 hours
Campus
Job Training Institute

The JTI Diploma of Nursing is for students wishing to pursue a career in the Health Care Industry, in sectors such as Acute Care, Rehabilitation, Community Health and Pal ... [+]

Course Delivery Mode

International students benefit from considerable teacher contact time and 25% online learning, supported by the latest technology. Our courses also include a workplace internship component that enables you to apply the theory taught in class to a real-world setting.

Our programs are the perfect blend of theory and practical training, providing you with the skills to maximise your Health and Community Services career prospects.

About the Course

The JTI Diploma of Nursing is for students wishing to pursue a career in the Health Care Industry, in sectors such as Acute Care, Rehabilitation, Community Health and Palliative and Aged Care. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing, Division 2), accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). After graduation students are eligible to register with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.*... [-]

Australia Dandenong Sunshine Melbourne
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined